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Congressional candidates make last-minute push for votes

Charles Djou Charles Djou
Colleen Hanabusa Colleen Hanabusa
Ed Case Ed Case

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The walk-in voting is over, but there's still time to turn in your ballot. Today, candidates in the race for congress are making a last-minute push for those crucial votes.

Democrat Ed Case and his wife Audrey headed to Manoa after sign waving in Mililani Friday morning.

"Confident that what I've offered to voters will be received well by voters but it's their call at this point" said Case.

Case supporters hope he'll be heading back to Washington, but the Democratic vote is being split, with another strong candidate, Colleen Hanabusa.

"People understand what the situation is, they're making their decision and we're gonna accept that no matter what it is."

The Hanabusa campaign appealed to voters in Pearl City.

"I think all campaigns did what they did and it's up to the voters, but it is an unusual election in that it is a winner take all" said Democratic candidate and Hawaii Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.

She is trailing in recent polls, but her supporters are urging registered voters to return their ballots.

"Not only knocking on their doors but also calling them and asking them to vote and we think that's been very successful."

Republican Charles Djou is also busy with his political push. During the morning commute, he targeted drivers in Aiea.

"It's all about focusing on those last few people who still have a ballot and intend to vote but have yet to vote. So it's a lot of immediate one on one voter contact" said Djou.

The Honolulu city councilmember is leading in the polls, but is still battling for ballots on the eve of the special election.

"An all mail-in campaign is a little more challenging than the so called traditional election but I think it has been warmly received." 

If you haven't voted yet, you can still drop off your ballots.

Ballot drop-off sites

Saturday, May 22
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Father Damien statue, State Capitol

Office of Elections, 802 Lehua Ave.

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